Harees is one of the daily Ramadan staples here in the UAE. It is easy on the stomach after a long day of fasting. It is a very simple, delicious,and filling dish that can be eaten at Iftar or for Suhoor the meal before Fajr prayers. It is served either alone as a main dish or as a side dish with all the other goodies during Ramadan. Harees is also one of those dishes that you will find at every occasion, Ramadan, Eid, weddings, engagement parties, and any special event.
Hunting expeditions were used in the past for Sheikhs to tour their land, in a fun way, with hunting in the day followed by a majlis out in the desert in the evening, and the local Bedouin would come to pay respects to their leaders.